‘Hellboy’ is a Worthless Slog that Completely Misses the Point

‘Hellboy’ is a Worthless Slog that Completely Misses the Point

Neil Marshall’s Hellboy is an utterly joyless gorefest that misses the mark so badly that I’m honestly curious how it even got made. If Shazam! is an example of how to capture the feel of the source, Hellboy is the polar opposite. Loaded with fuckwords and laughably gratuitous violence, it’s almost as if Marshall and writer Andrew Cosby […]

On the Hometown Horror of ‘The Act’

On the Hometown Horror of ‘The Act’

Hulu’s latest drama, The Act, recounts a riveting true crime story, one of the most bizarre and terrifying in recent history. It makes me squirm, but not for the reason you might think. I just can’t objectively evaluate this show. Don’t get me wrong—there’s plenty to like. The performances are top-notch (Patricia Arquette brings her A-game, and […]

What I’m Reading: Vol. II

What I’m Reading: Vol. II

I’ve got a question for you: When’s the last time you read a book? One you weren’t explicitly assigned to read. Not for class. For fun. I’m willing to wager it’s been a while. Instead of binging The Office for the fourteenth time in a row, hit the library and open one of these page-turners. Don’t be […]

What I’m Streaming: Revenge

What I’m Streaming: Revenge

Beware the Ides of March! Ever since Julius Caesar got a bunch of knives in the back, March 15th has become synonymous with betrayal. That’s why this month, we’re covering the only natural response to such a thing: sweet, sweet vengeance. Here are some picks to satiate that bloodlust…or maybe just help you laugh it […]